natural capital News

  • The natural capital declaration

    With only days until the long anticipated Rio+20 Summit opens, major financial institutions are firming up their commitments to the Natural Capital Declaration, a commitment to work towards developing a methodology to integrate natural capital considerations into financial products and services. The two most recent ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Natural Capital Protocol Launched

    Representatives from over 160 organizations launched the Natural Capital Protocol, which harmonizes existing work on natural capital into a standardized framework to support businesses' ability to identify, measure and value their impacts and dependencies on natural capital. Launched in London, UK, on 13 July 2016, the Protocol was created under the auspices of the Natural Capital Coalition. The ...

  • Natural capital and Canada`s GDP

    Natural capital is an extension of the traditional economic concepts related to capital (i.e. manufactured means of production) that takes into account goods and services relating to the natural environment. It is based on the premise that natural ecosystems can yield valuable goods or services that have relevance when a business is calculating investment benefits and risks. Trees, for ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The Natural Capital Leaders Index: Methodology

    Until recently green performance has had its own set of metrics – rarely understood outside of the sustainability department – and even more rarely incorporated in operational decision making. Such environmental impact metrics have been useful in identifying how much or how many. Companies are likely to know how many metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (and other pollution ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • Natural Capital at Risk: The Top 100 Externalities of Business

    Earlier this year the TEEB for Business Coalition, a global coalition of pioneering organizations on natural capital, published a report entitled " Natural Capital at Risk: The Top 100 Externalities of Business." The report, prepared by Trucost, a research firm focused on ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • November Date for Global Event on Natural Capital

    Against a backdrop of increasing international interest in how we value the economic benefits we derive from our natural environment, business leaders, policy makers and sustainability leaders from around the world will come together in Edinburgh in November for the inaugural World Forum on Natural Capital. Since the United Nations Earth Summit in Rio last June, there has been a groundswell of ...

  • Georgia Leads the Way in Valuing it`s Natural Capital

    Georgia, nestled among the soaring Caucasus Mountains belongs to one of 34 globally significant "biodiversity hotspots" identified by Conservation International. Georgia's ecosystem services serve as a powerful engine of economic growth in sectors such as agriculture, energy, tourism, mining, and forestry. For example, Georgia's agriculture sector employs 53 per cent of the workforce and is the ...

  • GreenBiz Group and Trucost launch Natural Capital Leaders Index

    GreenBiz Group and Trucost announced today that they are extending the annual State of Green Business report to include a Natural Capital Leaders Index. The new metrics are designed to recognize companies demonstrating natural capital leadership – and in addition, break new ground by identifying those that are truly ‘moving the needle’ by decoupling growth from natural capital ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • Natural Capital Declaration announces new signatories and supporters as implementation begins

    FMO, First Green Bank, TEEB for Business Coalition, Trucost and ASrIA join the NCD 7 June 2013, Oxford, UK and Geneva, Switzerland: The Natural Capital Declaration (NCD) has announced two new signatories and three new supporters: FMO, First Green Bank, TEEB for Business Coalition, Trucost and the Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • What`s Canada worth? Placing a value on our natural capital

    Putting a market value on Canada's - and the world's - precious ecosystems could be a significant step towards conserving them, by making people more aware of the cost of consuming the planet's resources, according to a report by a Canadian think tank.   The worth of nature's resources must be calculated into Canada's economic balance sheet to sustain those resources, according to Advancing ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • London SMEs offered ‘circular economy’ support

    The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) has announced a three-year support programme to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the capital adopt circular economy business models. Known as ‘Advance London’ the programme will be open from January 2017 and will provide free help and advice to businesses. LWARB is a partnership between the Mayor of London and London’s ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Private Sector Should Be Protecting the Natural Environment, Says ACCA´s Natural Capital Survey

    The private sector has a responsibility to protect the natural environment is a key finding of a new paper called Natural Capital - what do accountants think?( http://www.accaglobal.com/en/research-insights/environmental-accountability/natural-capital-summary.html ) which has been published by ...

  • Valuing nature to better conserve it: Georgia takes the lead in assessing its natural capital

    "It is often said that you can't manage what you don't measure. The same principle can apply for a country's natural capital", said Pavan Sukhdev, Chair, TEEB Advisory Board and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, at the launch of the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) Scoping Study for Georgia taking place in Tbilisi today. Georgia is one of the pilot countries that has volunteered to assess ...

  • Green capitals – spreading the green message

    Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be here with you and to have the opportunity to announce the winner of 2016 today. I know that Copenhagen has already done a lot during these past months to promote its green activities as European Green Capital and I hope that in the future these will give tourists an additional reason – of course in ...

  • Capital Engineering Corporation Joins AECOM

    AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, announced today that it has acquired Capital Engineering Corporation (CEC), an environmental and engineering consultancy firm based in Taiwan.   With 160 employees based in Taipei and Kaohsiung, CEC specializes in ...


    By AECOM

  • Ljubljana European Green Capital 2016

    The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, has won the European Green Capital Award for 2016. The award was presented this afternoon by EU Environment Commissioner, Janez Potočnik, at a ceremony in Copenhagen, which holds the 2014 European Green Capital title. Ljubljana received recognition for raising environmental awareness amongst its citizens, for its sustainability strategy 'Vision 2025', its ...

  • Bristol European Green Capital 2015

    The UK city of Bristol has won the European Green Capital Award for 2015. The award was presented by EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik at a ceremony in Nantes, France, which currently holds the title, on Friday evening. Bristol received recognition for its investment plans in the areas of transport and energy, and especially for its commitment to act as a true role model for the ...

  • Environment: European Green Capital 2013

    At a ceremony in Brussels today, Nantes, France’s sixth largest city, takes over the title of European Green Capital from Vitoria-Gasteiz in Spain. Nantes was awarded the title of European Green Capital 2013 following an intensive Europe-wide competition in 2010. Commissioner Potočnik said: “I congratulate Nantes on receiving the title of European Green Capital 2013, a title that ...

  • Human Capital 2010: The Future of Management

    Human Capital 2010: The Future of Management On 30th September 2010 the Human Capital Forum will bring together some leading thinkers to present at a ground-breaking conference on the future of management. At the end of a decade that has seen major organisational failures through accountancy scandals, excessive risk-taking by the banks and a high rate of ...


    By Article 13

  • Factoring natural capital into bottom line is key to future viability, say companies in TEEB for business study

    Close to 30 leading companies have underlined the need for the economic value and conservation of natural resources to be integrated more closely into global business models, in order to ensure economic viability in the face of biodiversity loss, deforestation and the depletion of other natural capital. The findings come from a new study released by The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity ...

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